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    CHICAGO & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2005--

       One of the Nation's Largest Orthopaedic Groups to Provide
          Real-Time Access to Patient Data Across 20 Clinics

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Nasdaq:MDRX), the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare, announced today that
Resurgens Orthopaedics, one of the largest orthopaedic medical groups
in the nation, will implement the TouchWorks(TM) electronic health
record (EHR) for use by more than 75 physicians and 85 other
healthcare providers in 20 Atlanta area locations. TouchWorks will
give Resurgens’ physicians real-time access to clinical information.

“In our extensive evaluation, we believe that TouchWorks is the
best electronic health record in the market and felt that the
Allscripts team was truly committed to the unique needs of orthopedic
groups. This will enhance the quality and efficiency of the care we
provide our growing base of patients,” said Steven Wertheim, MD,
Co-President of Resurgens Orthopaedics. “It will also dramatically
improve our methods for managing clinical information and
communicating between multiple sites spread over a broad region.
Allscripts web-based architecture allows our providers to access all
of a patient’s medical information at the point of care, so we expect
to see increases in accuracy and decreases in physician paperwork.
Most importantly, physicians will have more time to care for

The TouchWorks EHR reduces or eliminates the need for paper
records and enhances physician productivity by automating the most
common physician activities, including prescribing medications,
ordering lab tests, viewing test results, and documenting clinical
encounters. Resurgens will implement the TouchWorks solution across
its entire organization.

“Being chosen by one of the largest orthopaedic groups in the
country demonstrates our focus on specialty groups,” said Glen
Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. “This is a unique
opportunity as this is also a partnership. We will work with Resurgens
to further enhance the functionality and content which is required to
meet the needs of orthopaedic groups.”

Allscripts has signed a partnership agreement with Resurgens to
help the medical group develop additional orthopaedic-specific
clinical content for the electronic health record. Resurgens will also
integrate TouchWorks with its existing Groupcast(TM) practice
management solution from IDX Systems Corporation. The integration of
TouchWorks and Groupcast will directly link clinical and financial
activities and drive operational improvements.

About Resurgens Orthopaedics

Resurgens Orthopaedics was founded in 1990 as a commitment to the
metro Atlanta community to provide comprehensive non-surgical and
surgical orthopaedic care. Through steady growth and a merger with six
other groups in 1999, Resurgens has grown to 20 Atlanta-area locations
with more than 75 physicians and 85 other health care providers,
including board certified orthopaedic surgeons, non-operative
orthopaedists, physician assistants, nurses and physical therapists.

About Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (Allscripts) is the leading
provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions
that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company’s TouchWorks
software is a modular Electronic Medical Record (EMR) that enhances
physician productivity by automating the most common physician
activities including prescribing, dictating, capturing charges,
ordering labs and viewing results, providing patient education, and
documenting clinical encounters. TouchWorks is available on the latest
Tablet PCs, wireless handheld devices, desktop workstations and over
the Internet. Allscripts also offers electronic document imaging and
scanning solutions through its Advanced Imaging Concepts (AIC)
subsidiary. Additionally, Allscripts provides healthcare product
education and market research programs for physicians through its
Physicians Interactive(TM) unit and medication fulfillment services
through its Allscripts Direct(TM) unit. Visit AHS on the Web at

Strategic partners include IDX Systems, IMS Health, Microsoft,
Hewlett-Packard Company, and Medco Health.

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties.
These statements are developed by combining currently available
information with Allscripts beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking
statements do not guarantee future performance. Because Allscripts
cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that may affect it,
or control the ones it does predict, Allscripts’ actual results may be
materially different from the results expressed in its forward-looking
statements. For a more complete discussion of the risks, uncertainties
and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the Company’s 2003
Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained
by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    CONTACT: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
             Dan Michelson, 847-680-3515 ext. 4330

    SOURCE: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
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